With the season of cold weather and festive parties almost upon us it’s time to cast a critical eye over your wardrobe. Have you got enough cosy knits, sparkly tops and wow dresses to see you through to Spring? Probably not, which is why you need to spend an afternoon browsing in West Cork’s fabulous array of boutiques to find something special that you won’t find anywhere else. Check out the best that West Cork towns have to offer below:. You can click through to visit the shop’s website or Facebook page for more inspiration.
CiCi – CLONAKILTY
At Ci Ci you will find all sorts of dresses from party and day dresses to ball gowns and debs dresses. High end fashion at affordable prices. Ci Ci is proud to work with many fine designers and manufacturers. However, the store is not “label driven.” The brand names that they do carry are chosen for their level of quality, fit and design. Cici buys only limited quantities of each item (usually between 2 – 6 pieces per style) so that you know that your Ci Ci item will be unique – many lines are exclusive and unique to Ci Ci, and cannot be found in any other store in Cork. Ci Ci Boutique is also online and ships to Ireland and the UK.
Pearse St, Clonakilty. Call (023) 8858527
Dressed – Bandon
‘Dressed’ is aimed at stylish women looking for something a little different for a special occasion or a classic piece to last for a number of years in their wardrobe. Exclusive labels in clothing and accessories are well priced and appeal to women of all ages.
5 South Main Street, Bandon. Call (023) 885 2772
Gooseberry – CLONAKILTY
4 Ashe St, Clonakilty. Call (023) 8835812
Warren Allen Collections – BANDON
This store is a haven for the discerning shopper with an eclectic style – you’ll find carefully selected clothing, accessories, gifts, home ware and lifestyle products here to inspire and satisfy. Owner Jacintha has built up a strong reputation for creating a collection of beautiful things that offer her clients the very best in terms of quality, affordability and, most importantly, style. There is also a beautiful coffee shop onsite where you can relax and admire your purchases.
9-11 Pearse St, Bandon. Call (023) 8820767
Violette – SKIBBEREEN
Violette is a unique ladies boutique with an eclectic mix of styles and accessories for all ages. Violette supplies timeless glamour with vintage style pieces from London & Paris and has everything for occasion wear with a huge selection of fascinators, clutches, jewellery, wraps and much, much more. It also offers unique and comfortable everyday wear.
6/7 Main Street, Skibbereen. Call (028) 40935
Susu – CLONAKILTY
SUSU offers a mix of well renowned and exclusive labels from daywear casual to smart and occasion wear. Susu also stocks a lovely range of jewellery (including Hultquist from Copenhagen), hats, scarves, bags and more.
7 Ashe St, Clonakilty. Call (023) 8835049
Jellyfish – CLONAKILTY
Serving the surfing community since 2003, Jellyfish Surf Shop also offers a stylish range of dry land fashion and accessories for men, women and kids. Stockists of quality brands such as Roxy, Quiksilver, Weird Fish, Havaianas, Animal, Protest, Billabong, Oxbow, Rusty, Reef, Buff, Oakley, Saltrock and more.
Spiller’s Lane, Clonakilty. Call (023) 8835890
Options – CLONAKILTY
Options Boutique is known for great design, comfort and quality. To find something you are bound to wear again and again check out the new stock of cosy casuals.
Pearse Street, Clonakilty. Call (023) 8834738
Pebbles – SCHULL
Pebbles, in the pretty village of Schull, stocks beautiful Irish knitwear throughout the year, as well as exciting Irish and European collections, which are virtually exclusive to Pebbles. So much to see!
Main Street, Schull. Call (028) 28165
Belladonna stocks an extensive range of labels in occasion wear and winter casuals. It’s well known in West Cork circles for dressing Mothers of the Bride and Groom.
25 Pearse St, Clonakilty. Call (023) 8858527